Category: Reviews

Honor 10 Lite Review: Get ready to activate smug-mode with this sub-£200 smartphone

Newsflash: Phones costing £1000 or more are seeing a reduction in sales. Who would have thunk it?! Thankfully, Honor has a cunning plan with a sub-£200 phone that is anything but low-budget. Increasing prices in line with inflation is expected for most things we buy, but in the world of tech, prices usually… [Click for more]

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Acer Chromebook 13 review: Announced May 2018, on sale Jan 2019. Can it still be a serious contender?

This review feels quite odd because it’s of a Chrome OS laptop that was unveiled waaay back in May 2018, and yet has only just begun shipping. In fact, I’m not even entirely sure that it has actually begun shipping at the time of publishing my review….! What’s more, the… [Click for more]

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Xiaomi’s no-nonsense, no-notch, no-hole, Mi Mix 3 is coming to the UK in the new year

Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3, with its totally full-screen sliding display, is coming to the UK in the new year. By utilising a slide-up design to reveal the selfie camera(s), the phone can offer a 93.4% screen-to-body ratio, without any notches or cut-out holes. The phone isn’t itself a new release,… [Click for more]

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Did I forget to mention the other stuff Huawei announced yesterday? Here’s a catch-up of the other Mate 20 phones and wearables

I have no qualms about saying the main product of interest to me, and likely you, at Huawei’s Mate 20 Series launch event yesterday was the announcement of the Mate 20 Pro. But after announcing that and the Mate 20 (not destined for a UK release), Huawei sprung another few… [Click for more]

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite Review: An iPhone XR competitor for half the price (but with even cheaper alternatives too)

Alongside the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes the ‘Lite’ version, which the company has been pitching as a direct competitor to the iPhone XR. At £379, compared to £749 for the iPhone, it’s quite a bold comparison to make – but on paper the specifications are certainly pretty close,… [Click for more]

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Honor 8X Review: The screen size of an iPhone XS Max for almost a fifth of the price. That’s insane.

It doesn’t seem like very long ago that released the Honor Play, the first ‘gaming-centric’ phone from a company targeting ‘brave’ digital natives. It ticked all the right boxes for a respectable £279 retail price, but that hasn’t stopped Honor releasing an even bigger screened device, but with a slightly… [Click for more]

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Nokia aims to shake up the midrange market with the high-performing Nokia 7.1

As flagship phones get increasingly expensive, there’s an ever-growing market in the mid-range for affordable, but still well-performing, smartphones. Today Nokia launched the Nokia 7.1, a sub-£300 (£299) Android phone that offers an affordable phone with a large 5.84-inch HDR display, an enhanced dual-camera set up with Zeiss optics, a… [Click for more]

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Honor Play: An affordable gaming phone that’s also a great smartphone for anyone

Honor has been building phones for almost everyone, but did it have one especially for gamers? Well, it does now! The Honor Play is Honor’s latest offering that aims to offer avid mobile gamers the best mobile experience, and I’ve had one for just over a week to try out…. [Click for more]

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Galaxy Note 9, Tab S4 and Watch: Hands-on with the latest additions to Samsung’s family

Yesterday at a lavish event in New York, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note 9, along with the Galaxy Watch and a new Bixby-powered Galaxy Home speaker. Earlier it had launched the Tab S4 at a separate event. I wasn’t at either launch event, but I was invited to go… [Click for more]

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Honor 10 Review: A strong mid-range contender that very nearly stumbled at the starting blocks

When Honor invited me to the Honor 10 launch, with many of the great features from Huawei’s latest flagships, I was very excited. Especially when the phone once again had Honor’s trademark multi-layered glass rear design. Having now had one to review for a few weeks, I’ve had a good… [Click for more]

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